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Sudbury Christian Messenger November, 2018 Edition


“Evil has a mien of so frightful a face,
We first do shudder then endure,
Then embrace.”       Alexander Pope

Jesus replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:  ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’  You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”    Mark 7:6-8

TABLE OF CONTENTS – NEW EVENTS
  1. Santa Ron  |November 1 – December 24th  |Greater Sudbury
  2. Turkey Dinner  |November 1  |Lively
  3. Solidarity Shabbat  |November 2  |Sudbury - Central
  4. Ladies’ Day Out …  |November 3  |Sudbury Central
  5. Gideon Banquet  |November 3  |Sudbury - Central
  6. Tea & Bazaar  |November 4  |Azilda
  7. Christmas Tea & Bazaar |November 4  |Capreol
  8. Heavenly Ham Supper  |November 4  |Sudbury - Central
  9. Parliament of the World's Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto
  10. Chili Cook Off  |November 10  |New Sudbury
  11. Pasta Dinner Fundraiser  |November 10  |New Sudbury
  12. Disruptive: National Men’s Conference Simulcast  |November 16 & 17  |Sudbury - Downtown
  13. GTC Christmas Gala  |November 25  |Sudbury – SouthEnd
  14. Taize Prayer Service  |November 25  |Sudbury - Downtown
  15. Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola  |November 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19  |Sudbury – South End
  16. Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  |November 30 – December 2  |Sudbury – South End
  17. Market  |December 2  |Sudbury – Downtown
  18. Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |May 4  |Greater Sudbury
TABLE OF CONTENTS – RECURRING EVENTS
        1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  | Saturdays  |Sudbury
        2. Youth Group for Ages 11-15  |Sundays  |New Sudbury
        3. Wanup Chapel Service  |First Sunday of the Month |Wanup
        4. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  | Mondays  |New Sudbury
        5. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 3  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
        6. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan
        7. Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury-West End
        8. Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford
        9. Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake
        10. New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury
        11. Gamblers Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |
        12. BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury - Donovan
        13. Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury - Downtown

PRAYERS & PRAISE
Praise for the ministry/mission of Monsignor Jim Hutton
Praise for Kfm Christian Radio Fall Sharathon
Prayer for more involvement from Greater Sudbury Christians in the pro-life movement

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Conscience Rights for Ontario Doctors – Appeal Letter from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Santa for Free …………..there’s a catch!

PROVINCIAL NEWS
Catholic school board scraps policy banning pro-abortion funding after union pressure
Empowering Our Children to Thrive in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture:  Parents & Church Must Become Primary Educators on Matters Sexual
PEACE Proposal to Ontario Government re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum
PAFE – Parents as First Educators – Update from Tanya Granic Allen
Information about the ON Sex Ed Curriculum

NATIONAL NEWS
Bill C-75:  Some proposed changes devalue human life and dignity, care for the vulnerable, and freedom of religion
Abortion Polling, Trudeau, and the Canadian Public
Minister Hadju Consulting with MPs, Stakeholders, on Changes to Canada Summer Jobs process
What Post-Secondary Looks Like for Our Kids and What it Means for the Church
WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE CHURCH AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
“Today’s Teenagers Are Different” – report results
“Sexual Liberties are Never Free”
The Church scandal and the pro-life movement
New video details Trump’s top pro-life achievements, ahead of midterm elections
Feminist org pushes ban on term ‘pregnant woman’ because ‘all genders can fall pregnant’
UN: World today has capacity to end hunger, malnutrition
Doctor’s freedom protected: Norwegian Supreme Court affirms conscience rights of medical staff

CITIZEN RESPONSE
Ontario Citizens are Urged to Consult about Sex Education Curriculum
Request for Petitions re: Religious Freedom to be sent to MPs
Ontario Government invites parents to provide input on ON Sex Ed Curriculum

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Toronto Right to Life Association Fundraising for Court litigation re: Summer Jobs Grant Attestation

HELP NEEDED
Volunteers Needed at Elgin Street Mission Clothing Room
Pregnancy Care Center Seeking Two Volunteers
Yarn donations needed
Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteer for PAFE   (Parents as First Educators)

MEDIA MARVELS
Focus on the Family resources for families to deal with our culture
Brand new episodes of Defending Life and The Catholic View for Women are now airing on EWTN with new airing times!

DAILY CHUCKLE
Witty Words

WORDS OF WISDOM
Lead Me, I Dare You!   By Nelson A. Pryor
I heard Him ask me


  NEW Events
  1.  Santa Ron  |November 1 – December 24th  |Greater Sudbury
Santa Ron   (aka Ron Tait)  has 20 + years’ experience being a very special Santa for Charities, home & business celebrations, such as the Christmas train, the Blue Door Kitchen, and 1960 Paris Street.   Santa Ron has a Real beard, and charges No fees, but accepts donations, and those help to cover Santa Ron’s expenses.
Santa Ron has  (The Greater Sudbury Police Service) Police Vulnerable Sector Check
A facebook page is being set up www.helgaphotography.com which has photos & videos in Christmas setups c/w children
705-692-1775. rontait38@gmail.com  References available
God Bless
Ron a.k.a. Santa Ron

  1. Turkey Dinner  |November 1  |Lively
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5pm
Turkey Dinner
November 1
5 and 6 pm sitting
Trinity United Church Lively
705.692.4413

  1. Solidarity Shabbat  |November 2  |Sudbury – Central
Solidarity Shabbat this Friday
Shabbat service in solidarity with the community of Pittsburg this coming Friday at 6:30 PM at the synagogue.
Donna Speigel, our immediate past president, lost her cousin Joyce Feinberg in this tragedy.  Donna and Mitch will be unable to join us as they will be in Pittsburgh but they will certainly be in our prayers.
I would also appreciate if you could share this message with our other interfaith partners and congregations.
Many thanks,
Emily Caruso Parnell
Board president
Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue

  1. Ladies’ Day  |November  3 |Sudbury Central
All Nations Church presents
Ladies’ Day ………..to  Know     GROW     Go
Speaker:  Janice Hembrie    and Daughter Corie        Google:  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/quick-study-television/
Musicians:  Dominica Frometa and “The Fold”
Featuring Interactions and Breakout Sessions
Includes Refreshments, Lunch, Takeaway, and Prayer
Come and hear a mother and daughter team whose lives have been radically changed by God as they give personal stories and thoughtful insight into what it means to live the Christian life.
Join Janice Hembree (back in her hometown!), the lead co-host of Bible Discovery and Quick Study Television, as she speaks practically about why the Bible is so important today. Join Corie Bobechko, historical and archeological journalist, as she goes beyond her studies and discusses why the Bible is more than just a “good book”.
Come ready to be challenged by the passion God’s Word can give to us every day as Janice and Corie turn up the heat!
Registration completed October 28th
Please call the Church Office to see if there are any places that have opened:    705 673 6110

  1. Gideon Banquet  |November 3  |Sudbury - Central
GIDEON BANQUET: Saturday, November 3 at 6pm in the gym. You can purchase tickets from Charlie Tyers, Pierre Dupuis, and Glenn Parker
Call Glad Tidings Church for more information

  1. Tea & Bazaar  |November 4  |Azilda
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11am – 3pm
SUMMARY       Tea FCF
November 4, 11 am to 3 pm
STE Agnes Church Azilda
Adults $4, Children $2
Penny sales, bake tables, crafts
705.983.2335



  1.  Christmas Tea and Bazaar  |November 4  |Capreol


Sunday, November 4, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Christmas Tea and Bazaar
November 4, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol
705.858.2309

  1. Heavenly Ham Supper  |November 4  |Sudbury - Central
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 5pm
Heavenly Ham Supper
November 4
Service 5 pm and dinner 6 pm
St. Patrick’s Church, 39 Walford Road
Sponsored by All Saints Church Coniston
705.698.9200
  1. Parliament of the World’s Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto
The Parliament of World Religions meets irregularly this year in Toronto... sponsored by the Global Interfaith Movement
( Early Registration is $350 US. )
cid:part3.71418D0C.3D075004@gmail.com
  1. Chili Cook Off  |November 10  |New Sudbury

The Church of the Ascension, 1476 Spark Street, Sudbury --
Chili Cook Off  

Grab your cowboy boots! TheChurch of theAscension is having a Chili Cookoff on November 10th

Doors will open at 5pm.

Come and vote for your favourite chili. There will also be fresh buns, coffee, tea and desserts.

Tickets are $12 each.

If you are interested in tickets or cooking chili, please speak with Jen Ames or Father Aidan.  705 -566-2790.


  1. Pasta Dinner Fundraiser  |November 10  |New Sudbury

Join us at Real Canadian Superstore on Saturday, 10 November for pasta, Caesar salad, dinner roll, and a drink for only $5/person.

2- 6 pm

All proceeds in support of Sudbury Christian Academy. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2 PM – 6 PM

Real Canadian Superstore (Sudbury, Ontario)
1485 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Ontario P3A5H7


  1. Disruptive:  National Men’s Conference Simulcast  |November 16 & 17  |Sudbury – Downtown

Friday/Saturday Nov. 16, 17
Event for MEN

Promise Keepers Simulcast

MEN’S EVENT FROM PROMISE KEEPERS TORONTO  NOVEMBER 16 AND 17 SIMULCAST LIVE STREAMING


HELD AT LANSING BAPTIST CHURCH, 1192 Lansing Ave,  Sudbury, Ontario 

Sponsor by ROCK CITY MEN, LANSING BAPTIST, AND ALL NATIONS CHURCH 

for more info cell #705-207-0098


WATCH THIS ENTERTAINING PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgCMz_IVb9U&feature=youtu.be



Become a Godly Disruptor
Find the life of significance you’re longing for. Join thousands of men across Canada as we explore what it means to let God disrupt your life and use you to be a godly disruption.

Whom will you bring? Introduce guys around you to hope and purpose in a fun, non-confrontational environment.
Worship together with other guys.
Learn from a diverse group of godly men.
Bring your teens! Disruptive conferences will feature a youth breakout session with influential young leaders.
PRICING

Adult (Early Bird) $25 October 31  increased to $35


Youth & students $15 October 31  increased to $25


$$$DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED$$$$$


*************Men requiring Scholarships please apply by contacting cell #705-207-0098********** 


**OUR MOTTO ``WE LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND``**


******YOUR RECEIPT IS YOUR TICKET*******

CASH, CHEQUE, CREDIT, DEBIT

AT ALL NATIONS CHURCH, 414 St. Raphael Street, Sudbury.

Open Monday to Friday 9 to 4

Or online 24 hrs a day @    www.eventbrite.ca/e/disruptive-national-mens-conference-tickets-51039813456


SPEAKERS

Brady Boyd

BRADY BOYD, SPEAKER

Brady is the senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs. He has a degree in Journalism from Louisiana Tech, has been a radio announcer for professional baseball and basketball teams, and was the Sports Editor for his college newspaper. Brady has written five books including “Addicted to Busy”and is also really serious about caring for the people of Colorado Springs by opening numerous Dream Centers.

RICK REED, SPEAKER
Rick Reed is the President of Heritage College & Seminary. since January 2013. Before coming to Heritage, Rick was the Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Bible Church for fourteen years and was a regular contributor to a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen that addressed a wide range of spiritual questions. He is committed to using his life experiences and passion to glorify God in the training and equipping of men and women for life and ministry.

MARK HUGHES, SPEAKER
Mark Hughes is the founder lead pastor of Church of the Rock in Winnipeg, MB. Using a blend of comedy and storytelling to weave seamlessly with his fervour for evangelism, Mark doesn’t shy away from challenging and empowering his audience. Outspoken, he presents in a relevant and captivating style, connecting with a diverse range of ages and backgrounds.


DANNY MACKAY, SPEAKERDanny MacKay
Danny MacKay is the National Ambassador for I Am Second. His message inspires people to be passionate about Christ and the call to build His kingdom. Combining humour and depth, Danny’s ability to bring Scripture to life moves listeners to a deeper love for God and a commitment to reach the world around them.


KIRK GILES, SPEAKERKirk Giles, President
Kirk Giles is the President of Promise Keepers Canada. As a member of the Promise Keepers Canada team for 20 years, Kirk has become one of Canada’s leading Christian voices on the challenges and opportunities men face. He is a leader, teacher, and a man with a vision for the importance of building God’s Kingdom.


Andrew Thompson
ANDREW THOMPSON, MUSIC LEADER
Andrew Thompson is the National Music Leader at Promise Keepers Canada and the Assistant Pastor at WellSpring Community Church in Welland. He has a passion for God and loves to worship Him with all his heart.


EVENT AGENDA

Friday, November 16, 2018,  Lansing Baptist Church

6:15pm         Doors Open

7:00        Music and Main Session#1: Mark Hughes

8:15          Break

8:40         Music and Main Session #2: Danny MacKay

10 pm        Finished for the night


Saturday, November 17, 2018,  Lansing Baptist Church

8:15 am        Doors Open

8:45        Music and main session #1: Brady Boyd

10:05        Break

10:30        Music and main session #2: Rick Reed

11:45        Lunch Break, *Pizza, snacks, beverage, provided*

1 pm        Music and main session #3

2:35                Break

3:00        Music and main session #4: Kirk Giles

4:45                Finished for the day





Featuring music leader Andrew Thompson and speakers Brady Boyd, Rick Reed, Mark Hughes, Danny Mackay and
Kirk Giles

Register during the week at the Church Office    414 St. Raphael Street   or on Eventbrite.com    Sudbury Disruptive


  1. GTC Christmas Gala  |November 25  |Sudbury - SouthEnd

SAVE THE DATE: November 25 - GTC Christmas Gala, 6pm.  More info to come!

  1.  Taizé Prayer Service  |November 25  |Sudbury – Downtown

The Church of the Epiphany is hosting a Taizé Prayer Service at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday November 25th, 2018.

Music is integral to this experience   This is a great occasion to get together as Ministers of Music to lead this wonderful prayer
experience. This is a regional ecumenical event. Full Taizé décor (orange sails, lighting, icon, candles) will be used to heighten this experience.

If you know anyone who may be interested in participating in the music ministry for this event, or just wanting to participate in the assembly, please invite them. The more diverse the group, the better it is. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The rehearsals are as follows:
Sunday November 18th at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany
Sunday November 25th at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany (just before the service)

After Taizé Prayer, the parish is having a dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Please respond if you are planning on joining the music leadership by emailing
music@epihanysudbury.org

  1.  Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola  |November 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19  |Sudbury – South End

Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola
Lectio divina sharing

Can we become as humble as the shepherds so that God’s Light illuminates our heart and our world as we hear the angels sing: “Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace to all people of good will.”?

John the Baptist can guide us to the words of Jesus: “The time is fulfilled, the Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the Good News!”

Theme : God, what must we do?
Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Dates : Nov. 28, Dec. 5,12& 19, 2018

Director : Fr. Wim Dombret, SJ

Registration : call Manon at
705-522-3502 ext 0

Cost : FREE ADMISSION a tax receipt
provided for donations of $20 or more.

Program
Nov. 28: Stand up and raise your head.
Dec. 5: Prepare the way of the Lord.
Dec. 12: Teacher, what should we do?
Dec. 19: My soul magnifies the Lord.

Fr. Wim Dombret is a Jesuit from Belgium, Flanders. In 2003 he came to Québec City to complete his formation in spiritual direction where he then assisted, for 10 years, in the formation of others. In the summer of 2018, he joined the team at Villa Loyola of Sudbury.


  1.  Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  |November 30 – December 2  |Sudbury – South End

Theme: Preparing for the Lord within Ourselves

This Advent retreat at Villa Loyola will be a time to prayerfully reflect on this peaceful season of our liturgical calendar, and to ponder questions like:
 If we believe we are made in the image of God
what difference does this make in our attitudes
and lives?
 Can we allow ourselves to be more fully immersed
in the true spirit of this Advent Season?
 If we believe we share Jesus’ Good News by
using the gifts that God gave us, what are the
practical implications of this belief?
 How do the Advent and Christmas seasons help
us appreciate God’s desire that we share his
love with others?

Dates: From Friday November 30 (7pm) to
Sunday December 2 (1pm) 2018

Director: Fr. Trevor Scott, S.J.

Cost: $220.00 live-in/$130.00 commute
Registration: Call 705-522-3502 ext, 0 Monday to
Friday or by email at loyola@isys.ca


  1. Market  |December 2  |Sudbury – Downtown

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2,2018 9AM -2PM

85 LARCH DOWNTOWN SUDBURY        Church of the Epiphany

BAKED GOODS, PRESERVES, KNITTED ITEMS, JAMS AND JELLIES, NEW TO YOU CHRISTMAS DECOR AND ORIGINAL ART WORK BY LOCAL ARTIISAN MARGARET LONEY.


  1.  Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |May 4, 2019  |Greater Sudbury

Save the Date! One Day Only!
Saturday May 4th, 2019
New Evangelization Summit
@St. Benedict School
8:45 am - 4:45 pm


RECURRING Events

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 1 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-noon

40 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Corner of Notre Dame Ave. & Louis  St. 

St. Mary’s is very proud to have been awarded the very distinguished and rare, “Ontario Architecture Landmark Award,” in 2016.  Look for the five heavenly overhead domes!


Church Office 705-675-8244,   Kitchen 705-675-1581

St. MARY'S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, On. P3C 5K2  Tel. 705-675-8244  Kitchen: 705-675-1581
http://saintmarysudbury.com/ Email: stmaryssudbury@yahoo.ca
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Peter Bodnar 
Divine Liturgy: Saturdays at 4 pm in English; Sundays at 9:00 am in Ukrainian and 10:30 am in English



  1. Youth Group Ages 11-15  |November 4 and every Sunday till mid-December  |New Sudbury

Youth group - The Church of the Ascension, 1476 Spark Street, Sudbury

Youth ages 11-15 are invited to a youth group on Sunday night from 7 -8pm.

It will run every Sunday night until mid- December then pick up again in the New Year!

Come for games, snacks and Christian fellowship!

If you have any questions please speak with Fr. Aidan 705 -566-2790 or Jesse Clapperton.


  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |First Sunday of the Month   |Wanup
Come -  Come and see  -God just wants be with you and so do we

JOIN US AT THE LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL                 Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side
                                                                                                                                   

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

Refreshments served after each  service


A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ALL WHO COME AND JOIN US…

Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 


  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  | Mondays  |New Sudbury

Every Monday at the Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, New Sudbury

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217


  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  | Mondays  |Minnow Lake

Every Monday, at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, in the basement

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627



  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

Does someone’s drinking affect you?

Al-Anon meetings take place every Tuesday

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 264 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury – Donovan area

7:00 pm.


  1. Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – West End

Tuesdays, meetings at the rear entrance of the old Pinegate Centre

6-7 pm

Phone 705 207-0877 for more information



  1. Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford

Every Tuesday

St. Alexander’s Church, 100 Gaudette Street, Chelmsford

Minis 6 pm; majors 7:30 pm

Cash only


  1. Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake

12-step meeting for people who desire healthy relationships.

7-8 pm

Holy Redeemer Parish, 1887 Bancroft Drive   (door on right from the main entrance upstairs)

Phone 705 562-9801


  1. New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury

For divorced, separated, and widowed.

Offering weekly support during crisis on Wednesdays

At St. Stephen’s on the Hill, 1248 Lauzon Street   

6:30-8:30 pm

Contact 705 919 3131


  1. Gambling Problem?  |Wednesdays  |

We can help.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays

7 pm

Phone:  705 988 3410


  1. BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

Becoming a soldier in Christ

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

426 Burton Avenue, Sudbury

Contact Information:

Guy Langlois:  705 618 5984
basicrecovery@gracefamilysudbury.com


  1. Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – Downtown

Thursdays, meetings held at All Nations Church, St. Raphael Street

12-1 pm

Phone 705 207 0098 for more information



Prayer & Praise


Praise for the Ministry/Mission of Monsignor Jim Hutton

On October 27 and 28th, the people of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Walford Road, Sudbury, were led in Celebration of the Mass for the last time by Monsignor Jim Hutton as their priest.

Originally from Creighton, and having served as a Priest in different centers, Jim was at the helm for 18 years at St. Patrick’s.

It was noted how many accomplishments he initiated, but, he reported that it was always members of the Church who saw a need, expressed it, and Monsignor Hutton came alongside.

His main passion over the years has been for the ecumenical movement …………….the unity of the Church of Christ ………….and he will continue in that movement.

As a Tribute to Jim, the Congregation sang,   to the tune of “I Will Follow Him” ……….”We love you, we love you, we love you,  And wish you many good times and good health and good sleep, You’ll always be our true friend, our true friend, our true friend, Now and will forever, forever, forever….”

He responded by singing “My Way”, by Frank Sinatra, but changed the words slightly to say “I did it the way I thought God wanted…..His Way”

Thank you to Monsignor Jim Hutton for your outstanding efforts to help people know Jesus.


Praise for Kfm Fall Sharathon

Praise God for continued listener support of the Kfm Christian Radio Network throughout mid-northern Ontario.     Over $100 000.00 was donated by supporters to keep Kfm network going and growing.


Praise & Prayer for more involvement in the Greater Sudbury pro-life movement

Praise and thanks, Lord Jesus, for the 60+ people who witnessed respect for life at the Annual LifeChain,  September 30th, on Paris Street, across from Health Science North, where abortions are done each week.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the faithful who are active in Greater Sudbury’s pro-life movement.     They are mainly from the Roman Catholic Church.     By your Holy Spirit, may people from other Denominations, faith groups, and those with pro-life worldview come forward to be involved.
…”I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest .”   John 4:35



Special Requests

  1. Conscience Rights for Ontario Doctors – Appeal Letter from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Conscience Rights
Dear Friend, In Canada, doctors who also profess to be followers of Jesus could one day become a thing of the past.   An Ontario court recently made a ruling that would deter anyone who upholds the sanctity of human life from practicing medicine in that province.   The court had decided that Ontario doctors can not refuse to participate in procedures like abortion or euthanasia on religious or moral grounds. If patients ask a doctor to kill an unbo...

https://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/Get-involved/Support-the-EFC/Appeal-letters/2018/Conscience-Rights
  1. Dedication Stones at The Grotto on Sudbury’s Holy Mountain

The Friends of the Grotto have completed the installation of Dedication Stones in front of the Stations of the Cross at The Grotto off VanHorne Street.

Additional Dedication Stones are available for purchase.     They will be installed next Spring, 2019.

Proceeds from the stones’ sale will be used to continue yearly maintenance of The Grotto. 

For more information, call Marguerite Groulx at 705-524-6384 or send an email to Groulx_margo@outlook.com

Editor’s Note:  The Dedication Stones can be purchased in your name, or for your family.   


  1. Santa for Free ……………there’s a catch

Ron Tait, who is Santa for Hire, wants to bless the Pregnancy Care Center this Christmas season .

If you are not an existing client of Ron’s, and have an event scheduled where you want to have Santa visit, please call Ron, and he’ll donate his fee to the Pregnancy Care Center

Cal Ron at              705 692 1775                  rontait38@gmail.com


Provincial News

  1. Catholic school board scraps policy banning pro-abortion funding after union pressure

BURLINGTON, Ontario, October 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Halton’s Catholic school board killed its eight-month-old Sanctity of Life policy last week, but the bitter controversy the motion provoked didn’t die with it.

Instead, it rages on in the campaigning for Ontario’s municipal election, with the winners decided at the ballot box Monday, October 22.

The local leadership of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) is campaigning to unseat the trustees who supported the pro-life motion and stack the board with its endorsed candidates……

Full details:
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-school-board-kills-policy-banning-pro-abortion-funding-after-union?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=1ac917fe66-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520Canada_COPY_352&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-1ac917fe66-401468461


2.  Empowering Our Children to Thrive in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture

Parents & Church Must Become Primary Educators on Matters Sexual

What will our children be learning in school and how can we ensure that the content is consistent with the values of the home?  There is so much conflict and misunderstanding around the issue of sexual health instruction. There is need for a long term solution - should we be depending on the government to provide this?

Alexa Taylor (Reporter, Recorder and Times) wrote a wonderful article helping to explain the difference between the 2015 curriculum with the 2010 (Revised Curriculum) which has been re-issued for classroom use. It is a good summary of what the government is asking teachers to cover while the consultation process moves forward. You can access the article here (https://www.recorder.ca/news/canada/ontario-sex-ed-interim-2010-curriculum-versus-2015/wcm/64782c27-e046-467b-847b-cf2ef82a34c0
The media inaccurately reports we are going back to the 1998 curriculum, however the curriculum was revised in 2010. At that time the same concerns were raised over the "sexual health" component of the curriculum, and that strand was removed and the 1998 sexual health content inserted. It is important to note that not the entire curriculum is going back to 1998 - only one very small component - sexual health which is only 4 to 6 hours of instruction per year.
It must be understood that this does not prevent instruction in other subjects areas that affirms other sexual lifestyles, gender identity, gender fluidity, and other components that many have been concerned about. This falls under the ministry of education and school board's equity instruction policies.
Adding to the conflict is the Elementary Teachers' Federation which has been encouraging teachers to continue with the 2015 curriculum, and is taking the government to court over the limitations on instruction.
The reality is we do live in a secular and pluralistic society. It is wonderful that this government is listening and at least opening up discussions. BUT we have a huge task ahead:
1) People of faith need to learn about the issue so they can accurately engage with credibility on the subject during the public discussions.
2) We must consider Psalms 20:7 which states, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. We must stop depending on the government to be the sole instructor of our children on matters sexual.  Governments change - we could be back to the same curriculum in less than 4 years.  Parents and the church must take responsibility for sexuality instruction so that our children will make decisions that are healthy, medically accurate and also in alignment with scripture.

3) Research shows that the most effective agent of influence on sexual decision making are parents and church. Unfortunately both feel ill-equipped and as a result we default all authority to secular society which is more than willing to influence our children
4) If we take responsibility and instruct our children on the medical facts that support scripture on this important issue, and at the same time instruct that God gives us the right to choose and we need to accept those who choose differently we are empowering our children to "thrive in a hyper-sexualized, secular culture".
PEACE has resources to equip parents and the church to empower children and youth to "thrive in a hyper-sexualized, secular culture."
Check our our programs and training at www.peaceontatio.com.


  1.  PEACE Proposal to Ontario Government

The provincial government is putting into place a mechanism for parents to provide input into education. We have been told that there will be "town-hall conference calls", and various ways for the community to provide input on sex education, science, math, cell phones in schools, etc.

PEACE has developed a proposal for the provincial government on sex education. Please find this proposal attached and use the information contained to help you to develop your input into this important issue. (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9bcbdef8b6fd802a459e78e4/files/b20ea1f1-cb0a-48ed-a86f-16ea6db3db36/Provincial_Sex_Ed_Proposal_July_1_2018.pdf)

The reality is that we live in a pluralistic province, and that sexual health instruction is a values-laden subject area, and parents would handle it in different ways. For this reason, it may be best to develop a choice in sex education - one based on Comprehensive Sex Ed, and one on Sexual Risk Avoidance.  Parents could choose the program they believe is best for their child.  Would be possible then to track the results and see if it makes a difference.

Our first priority is that parents and the church would take responsibility for instructing children and youth on sexuality. It would be wonderful if this could be complemented in the schools.



  1. PAFE – Parents as First Educators – Update from Tanya Granic Allen

Last Friday (September 7, 2018)  I delivered over 12,000 petitions in support of repealing the Wynne sex-ed, in addition to the nearly 10,000 submitted last month to Queen’s Park. And we still have thousands more pouring in.

Our petition was truly a grassroots effort: hundreds of volunteers helped us collect signatures on paper from the thousands of parents and concerned Ontarians who support the repeal of Kathleen Wynne’s radical sex-ed curriculum.

Meanwhile, there has been no such grassroots effort from parents on the other side of the debate.
Special interest groups like the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario are making a lot of noise with press conferences and a court injunction, but they don’t represent parents or children in Ontario.

Political strategists and commentators are saying the legal challenges the Ford government is facing are “more akin to ‘sour grapes’ from political foes who were defeated in this June's election.”
A political scientist from the University of Toronto, Nelson Wiseman, says the litigation against the Ford government represents an assault on democracy. Wiseman told the CBC: “…in the case of sex ed, I thought, ‘Look, you might not like these policies, but they fall under provincial jurisdiction’.”
Our petition represents the voice of the grassroots and works with the democratic system, not against it.

So, what happens next with the petition?
Unlike online petitions, our petition is eligible to be considered by the Ontario Legislature and can therefore be presented and read aloud by MPPs.
Premier Ford has recalled the Legislature today (September 12, 2018) to deal with the Notwithstanding clause issue, and this now provides an opportunity for MPPs to present the petition in the Legislature.
PAFE will report their response to our petition so you will know where each MPP stands on this issue. Silence on the part of MPPs is also a response that PAFE will report so you can have an indication of how MPPs may vote on future bills related to parental rights and the protection of children.

What next?

If you want to become a delegate for the upcoming Ontario PC Policy convention, please email me at tanya@pafe.ca
Keep up the great work!

Tanya Granic Allen, President
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Parents As First Educators Inc. · Canada
You can also keep up with Parents As First Educators Inc. on Twitter or Facebook.
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  1. Information about the ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Editor’s Note:  An excellent source of information is PEACE

They have documents available entitled:
  1. Does our comprehensive sex ed curriculum work?
  2. Specific grade by grade details
SEX EDUCATION - Equipping Parents, Church & Youth                                               

What is the most effective source for sex ed instruction for our children? Parents? Church? School? Secular Society?  Many are concerned about the sex ed programs in schools. Is there a better source of information that will help youth to make the best sexual decisions of their lives?

Know the Facts:
Teen Sexual Activity – National Info
           21% of gr. 9 and 43% of gr. 11 students report having sexual intercourse (1)
           32.5% of sexually active youth report having sex with more than one partner(1)
           25% of grade nine students and 50% of grade 11 students participated in oral sex (1)
           10% of high schools students have participated in anal sex (1)
Consequences of teen sexual activity                                                                                                                                 
           Teen pregnancy rates in Northern Ontario are 25% to 100% higher than the provincial average
           Chlamydia rates (Sexually Transmitted Infection) have increased more than 350% since 1998   (3)
           15 – 24 year olds (only 12.3% of population) account for 67% of chlamydia cases  (4)
           Oral Cancer rates have increased 350% since 2012 - due to oral sex.
           STIs contribute to serious, life-threatening complications including cancers, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortions, stillbirth, low birth weight, neurologic damage, and death.
Whether or not a pregnancy or STI occurs, early teen sexual activity has been associated with poorer academic achievement in school, poorer emotional health for adolescents (lower self-esteem, regret of sexual activity, depression, and suicide) as well as a higher likelihood of experiencing sexual exploitation, dating violence, and unwanted or forced intercourse/rape. (6)
Let’s not forget the loss to our spiritual culture when the faith community ignores what is going on.
What do teens say they need?                                                                                        When sexually active teens are surveyed about how to address the issue of teen sexual activity, teen pregnancy, and STI rates, this is what they report:
           40% of teens report school sex ed classes make them feel pressured to have sex (8)
           78% of sexually active teens say they wish they had waited.  When asked what they needed to delay early sex, they respond with training on refusal skills. (9)
           up to 90% of teens who regret engaging in sex, wish their parent(s) had talked to them (9)
           70% of teens believe the faith community should be more involved with teaching kids about the subject (9)
Mentoring youth to make healthy, medically accurate and biblically aligned decisions.
The research proves, that the most effective agents
of influence on the sexual decisions of a child are:
1)         Parents (even the Ontario sex ed curriculum affirms the influence of parents)
2)         Church – should help people to understand the role of sexual relations within their faith/values
3)         Secular Society – which includes media, internet porn, peers, and schools.

Unfortunately parents and the church admit that they feel ill-equipped to instruct on sexuality and for the most part ignore this most important aspect of life. When do children have questions, if there has not been trust built with parents and the church, the child seeks answer within secular sources, most often internet porn

Equipping Parents, Church & Youth                                               
To fill the need, PEACE offers internationally acclaimed, tested and proven programs to equip parenting adults and the church to empower children and youth to make healthy, medically accurate, biblically aligned decisions ….
           Building Family Connections (BFC) - an 8 – 10 hour training developed by the Medical Institute for Sexual Health.  This program equips parenting adults (parents, grand parents, church leaders, youth workers, anyone with input into the life of a child) to begin the life-long discussion about sex and healthy relationships with their children & youth. 

           Heritage Keepers (HK) - is a 7 ½ hour classroom based curriculum for youth ages 11 to 18.  In addition to understanding reproduction and STIs this sexual risk avoidance program teaches the realities of teen sexual activity and the benefits of forming healthy families, develops a strong sense of personal identity, helps the child to set protective boundaries and resist negative peer pressure, and develop their sexual refusal skills.
HK has been tested in large, well-matched, control-group studies.  When taught in a public school setting it is proven reduce teen sexual activity by 67%.
PEACE works with faith communities to offer these programs as part of a Friday night – Saturday weekend seminar called, “Stand Firm Love True”.  PEACE began implementing these programs in Durham, Toronto, and Hamilton and the response from parents, youth and church leadership has been very positive.
To host a Stand Firm Love True Conference in your community, or to become a certified instructor for your church/community please contact: Phil Lees, phillees777@gmail.com
SOURCES
1)         https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/Teens-and-Trends-CALGARY-20141.pdf
2)         http://www.sieccan.org/pdf/TeenPregancy.pdf
3)         https://globalnews.ca/news/3806635/sti-rates-teens-canada/
4)         https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/report-sexually-transmitted-infections-canada-2013-14.html
5)         2012 Oral cancer cases – 1335     2017 Oral cancer cases 4700   This is a 352% increase
Sources: https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/canada-sees-significant-increase-in-cases-of-hpv-related-oral-cancers/
               http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/oral/statistics/?region=on                                                                                       6) Weed, Stan E. and Lickona (2014). Abstinence Education in Context: History, Evidence, Premises, and Comparison to Comprehensive Sexual Education. In Maureen Kenny (Ed.) Sex Education. Hauppage, NY:Nova Science Publishers. pp3-7. www.novapublishers.com                                                                                                                                                                                      
7)   https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/six-reasons-young-christians-leave-church
8)   Barna Group (2015) Teens Speak Out survey, Ventura (Author)
9)   TheNational Campaign.org ,  With One Voice 2012, America’s Adults and Teens Sound off About Teen Pregnancy, Albert  (author)

PEACE Leader:  Phil Lees           phillees777@gmail.com
https://peaceontario.com/To see that all children receive a quality education in an environment which connects the learning in the classroom with the cultural and spiritual understandings ...
Greater Sudbury Contact:  Paula Purvis


National News

  1. Bill C-75:  some of the proposed changes devalue human life and dignity, care for the vulnerable, and freedom of religion

Please read about Bill C-75 and its potential problems.     Then, contact your MP to express concerns.



  1. Abortion Polling, Trudeau, and the Canadian Public



  1. Minister Consulting with MPs, Stakeholders, on Changes to Canada Summer Jobs

Minister Hajdu is consulting with MPs and stakeholders on changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program for 2019. Take a few minutes to remind your MP of your concerns with the attestation and ask for changes. See our sample letter to MPs.



  1.  What Post-Secondary Looks Like for Our Kids and What it Means for the Church

The transition from high school to college or university is a significant one. With new found freedom, extra responsibilities and challenges to faith, recent studies show up to 70% of young people walking away from church.

On the latest podcast, Kirk talks with Sean Cullen, the National Director of Power to Change – Students, about how fathers can help their children thrive in life after high school.


  1. WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE CHURCH AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

https://mailchi.mp/promisekeepers/eexek8lqrm-1642577?e=92b8db2dcc


International News

  1. “Today’s Teenagers are Different” – report results



  1. “Sexual Liberties are Never Free”



  1. The Church scandal and the pro-life movement

By Paul Tuns,   The Interim,    October 2018     Page 5

The pro-life movement has been called the ecumenicalism of the trenches. Catholics, Protestants and other Christians, and members of other faith communities, have worked together in opposition to the Culture of Death for nearly five decades. We have worked together to oppose abortion and, later, stem cell research and euthanasia. We have moved beyond life issues to uphold the traditional family, religious liberty, freedom of speech, and authentic education. But this alliance of laypeople has obscured an uncomfortable fact: that with a handful of exceptions, the Catholic leadership isn’t coming from leaders (cardinals, bishops) within the Catholic Church, but individual courageous pastors and lay leaders from the Catholic Church…..

For full details:


  1. New video details Trump’s top pro-life achievements, ahead of midterm elections

October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump has pursued and delivered numerous concrete results for the pro-life movement, according to a new video by Priests for Life.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-video-details-trumps-top-pro-life-achievements-ahead-of-midterm-electio


  1. UN: World today has capacity to end hunger, malnutrition

With the celebration of World Food Day on October 16, many startling facts and figures surfaced regarding the state of food, hunger and malnutrition in the world today.               By Robin Gomes



  1. Feminist org pushes ban on term ‘pregnant woman’ because ‘all genders can fall pregnant’

MELBOURNE, Victoria, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian-based “feminist” group is urging people to start using the phrase “pregnant people” instead of “pregnant women,” in the name of transgender sensitivity.

The Equality Institute (EQI) bills itself as a “global research and creative agency working to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women and girls.” It has been commissioned by several governments, including the Victorian government, to conduct studies on issues such as domestic violence.

But the group raised eyebrows last week with a Facebook post suggesting the biggest difference between men and women isn’t unique after all. “Instead of saying: Pregnant women, try using the phrase: Pregnant people, “because people of all genders can fall pregnant,” EQI advised, the Daily Mail reports.


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/feminist-org-pushes-to-ban-term-pregnant-woman-because-all-genders-can-fall?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=902ae3ef23-ProLife_10_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-902ae3ef23-403819033


  1. Doctor’s freedom protected: Norwegian Supreme Court affirms conscience rights of medical staff

By Alliance Defending Freedom

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctors-freedom-protected-norwegian-supreme-court-affirms-conscience-rights?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=92d900c5d1-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520Canada_COPY_350&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-92d900c5d1-401468461

Citizen Response

Ontario Citizens are Urged to Consult about Sex Education Curriculum

The Ministry of Education of Ontario has quietly started consultation on education curriculum including the sex-ed curriculum.

Initially, the government only offered an online submission form, which is accessible by going to www.fortheparents.ca The deadline for the online submission is December 15th.

Now, the government is also consulting on the sex-ed through telephone town halls.
We strongly suggest you register to participate in one of them. Please email me at tanya@pafe.ca to let me know that you have registered for a townhall so that we can communicate with more specific information in the coming days.
It’s really important that your voice is heard, so please do participate.

Here are some points to remember:
           the government must stop teaching “liberal ideology” in the classroom including the controversial and unscientific gender identity theory
           the Minister of Education must issue a directive to all schools that advance notification be given to parents as to when these sex-ed lessons will be taught, and that parents will always have an opt-out

To register for a telephone townhall, go to:
https://www.ontario.ca/form/register-telephone-town-halls-about-education-ontario
Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Registration for each session will close at 4 p.m. the day before the call.

If you don’t want to register for the call, you can try calling directly into the toll-free number: 1-800-871-5734.
For the family,

Tanya Granic Allen, President

Editor’s Note:   In Greater Sudbury, if you wish to gather ‘round my kitchen table to discuss input, please email me:  dianeikonen@gmail.com


Bill C-75:  some of the proposed changes devalue human life and dignity, care for the vulnerable, and freedom of religion

Please read about Bill C-75 and its potential problems.     Then, contact your MP to express concerns.

If you are able to support the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada with your prayers and finances, please do.   www.theEFC.ca

https://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/Resources/Government/Bill-C-75-(2018)-Changes-to-laws-on-human-traffic


Request for Petitions re: Religious Freedom to be sent to Greater Sudbury MPs

REAL Women of Canada’s most recent newsletter features a Petition re: Religious Freedom..

It was started in the Fall of 2016.

In its updated 2018 form, petitions are being collected and sent as a package to individual MPs, with signatures from the riding of the MPs.    A minimum of 25 signatures is required.

Once an MP receives the Petitions, it takes about 2 months for the Petitions to be certified by the Petitions Clerk.    After this the MP can announce the Petition in the House of Commons with a short comment of support.     This becomes an official record in Hansard.

Would you please read the Petition and see if you think you could undertake this?     You could do it as an individual through your networks, or, you could ask your Church leader about doing it at Church.

http://www.realwomenofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Final-Petition-re-freedom-of-religion-with-table-Aug-9-16.pdf

In conclusion, we would need a total of 25 signatures to send in a Petition.

Please advise if you wish to undertake this, and I will send all our Greater Sudbury Petitions into REAL Women of Canada.

Regards,   God bless                   Diane Ikonen



Financial Support Requests
Toronto Right to Life Launches Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund
Toronto Right to Life is launching a Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund to defend the rights of pro-life Canadians to continue be a voice for the voiceless in society. With a generous offer from a donor to match up to $50,000, we have an opportunity to raise $100k by Canada Day to protect our rights to continue our life-saving work. This funding will help us to fight back against unconstitutional government discrimination, like our litigation against the Canada Summer Jobs abortion attestation, and push back against campus censorship of the pro-life message.

For full details:  https://trtl.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=3


The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury) is launching a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Community Emergency Fund.  100% of funds collected go to the individuals and families in crisis!  This fund is a fund of last resort that helps support individuals and families in crisis

For further information, please contact:

Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
Website:  www.spcsudbury.ca
Tel. (705) 675-3894


HELP NEEDED  
  1.  Elgin Street Mission Needs
Elgin Street Mission – Volunteers needed
  1. We are looking for volunteers to help with the clothing room starting in October for Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
If you are able to please email administrator@themission.ca
Thank you!
Elgin Street Mission – Food Needs
If you’d like to make a donation, these are the items that we’re in need of.
Coffee
Tea
White Sugar
Margerine
Parboiled Rice
Foil Wrap
Saran Wrap
Perishable Food*
*(Let us know ahead)
Canned Ravioli / Spaghetti
Canned or Frozen Vegetables
Canned Tuna & Salmon
Cooking Onions
Ground Beef
Chicken & Turkey
Roast Beef & Pork
Cheese Whiz
Crackers
Napkins
Plastic Utensils
Cases of Water
Non-Perishable foods
Styrofoam Plates
Small Bowls for Dessert

  1. Pregnancy Care Centre Seeking 2 Volunteers
PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE: We are looking for two volunteers that can help two days a week as floaters. The volunteers help sort the donations that come in, manage the Infant Food Bank, and gather supplies for the clients that come in. The centre is open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Anyone wanting more information can call 705-673-5003! 
  1. Donations of Yarn Requested + Knitters/Crocheters
Northern Cancer Foundation provides each cancer patient undergoing treatment a warm knitted or crocheted afghan. They could use donations of yarn and people willing to knit or crochet 8 inch squares or afghans. Please consider donating yarn. Thank you for helping us support these organizations.        Drop off your yarn donations to Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, and call if you wish to knit or crochet to make the squares that will be put together.
  1. Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Volunteer Services is looking to recruit mature, dedicated and enthusiastic  volunteers who would like to give some of their time to volunteers in different areas at Health Sciences North.
 The following are volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill, I’ve also attached the task description of each positions to give you an idea of what these positions consists of:
1.       Greeter/Information Desk
a.       Monday, Tuesday or Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
2.       Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
a.       Tuesday or Thursday 7:30am-9:30am
b.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
3.       Hydrotherapy Pool Children Treatment Centre
a.       Thursdays 9am-11am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
b.      Tuesdays 12:45pm-2:15pm
c.       Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
4.       Emergency Department
a.       Wednesdays 11am-3:30pm or 7-10pm
5.       Northeast Cancer Centre
a.       Clinics: Fridays 8:30am-3:30pm
b.      Daffodil Lodge: Tuesdays 8:30am-3:30pm
6.       Boutique
a.       Mondays 3:30-7pm
b.      Saturdays 9:45am-2pm (1 shift per month)
c.       Sundays 10am-4pm (1 shift per month)
d.      Police Information Check is required
7.       HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program)
a.       Wednesday 9am-12pm
b.      Friday 9:30am-12pm or 3-6pm / 4-7pm
c.       Sundays anytime between 10am-6pm.
d.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
If any of the positions listed are of interest to you, please confirm and I can arrange for your to meet with a Volunteer Advisor and have you scheduled accordingly.
josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca
Contact …. Josée Belanger ….josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca

5.     INNER CITY HOME NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
These volunteer positions would entail approx. 3 hrs each/week to assist with the various services of the Home such as:
- assisting in the Food Bank area packing food orders to be given out, etc.;
- to act as hostess / host to greet our guests offering refreshments, snacks in the morning – 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 noon, one morning a week.
- To be trained to assess client needs with regards to food assistance requests.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about Inner City Home and our Services please call Mary at 705-675-7550.

6.    Household Items Needed

Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul : In 2016, the SaintBenedict Labre Conference in Sudbury has helped 154 homes by giving them furniture, beds (mattresses) and various household articles. It is therefore in dire need of similar articles, in good condition, to continue helping the needy. The Conference also accepts, for the conservation of the environment, used electronic equipment, such as television sets, computers, printers, telephones,… Please contact René at 705-524-7417.


  1. Volunteer for PAFE   (Parents as First Educators)

Contact Tanya Granic Allen          tanya@pafe.ca            or     416 763 7233

Talk to 5 family and friends and encourage them to subscribe to PAFE’s emails, in order to stay informed about parental rights and family issues.


Media Marvels

Focus on the Family Resources for Parents to Deal with our Confusing Culture

Every day, our team receives calls and emails from parents who are struggling to help their children make sense of our confusing culture.

From the very detailed and graphic sexual education their teachers are teaching them, to being told that their gender can change or is fluid, to the growing prevalence of sexting among teens and tweens and the troubling frequency of bullying among youth in general, children are unsure of how their faith fits into the world around them.

You and I know how important it is to have a trusted place to turn to when you’re facing a confusing and overwhelming situation – and Focus on the Family Canada is that place for thousands of families across the country!

The resources families depend on to keep their children rooted in Biblical truth and intentionally living God’s plan for their lives is only possible with donations from people like you.

We provide resources and tools to help families face these issues head on:

For young parents, our free Kids of Integrity lessons help them instill in their children godly character traits like acceptance, compassion and respect.
For parents of tweens and teens, free PDF downloads provide parents with practical information on understanding issues their children are facing – issues like bullying and cyberbullying, cutting and self-injury, sexting and sexual assault, and depression and suicide.
Pluggedin.ca offers parents and teens free reviews of movies, TV shows, music and more, so they can make informed decisions about the content.
In our bookstore, magazine and on our website, we have hundreds of trusted resources and articles to help parents at every stage of family life and child development.
And by praying and responding to the many emails, phone calls and letters we receive, we’re standing with, counselling and encouraging parents to face diverse situations with kids, teens and young adults.

Focusonthefamily.ca/cultureissues.

Your financial support and partnership in prayer are crucial to the many parents who are desperately trying to maintain a Christ-centred influence in their children’s lives. Thank you for playing such an important role in the lives of families all across Canada!

Together with you,

Terence Rolston
President
Focus on the Family Canada


Brand new episodes of Defending Life and The Catholic View for Women are now airing on EWTN with new airing times!

Defending Life has returned for its 33rd season and is the world’s farthest reaching and longest running program on abortion. It started when Mother Angelica asked me in 1994 to tape a series for EWTN about abortion. Each show premieres at 3:30 a.m. ET on Mondays and re-airs at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays. See details about all of the shows in the new season at www.DefendingLife.TV.

The Catholic View for Women is in its 10th season with co-hosts Janet Morana; Catholic author and radio host Teresa Tomeo, and EWTN’s Elena Rodriguez. Each show premieres at 11:30 p.m. ET on Sundays and re-airs at 4:30 a.m. ET on Mondays. See details about all of the shows in the new season at www.TheCatholicViewForWomen.com.

Please tune in and spread the word!

Blessings,

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Daily Chuckle

Witty Words

Be Fishers of Men ….You catch ‘em, He’ll Clean ‘em

A family altar can alter a family

A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing

Exercise daily …Walk with the Lord!

Forbidden fruits create many jams

Words of Wisdom
Lead Me, I Dare You!   By Nelson A. Pryor

".....Jeff Sessions, hosted a  July 30, 2018 Religious Liberty Summit for the Justice Department, and said:  'Let us be frank.' The issue of redefining constitutional liberty is: 'undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom.    There can be no doubt.   This is no little matter.   it must be confronted and defeated."

"He added:  'We have gotten to the point where courts have held that morality cannot be a basis for law; where ministers are fearful to affirm, as they understand it, holy writ from the pulpit; and where one group can actively target religious groups by labeling them a 'hate group' on the basis of their sincerely held religious beliefs."

..."In a July 30 memorandum to department heads, the AG said:  'Freedom of religion has been a core American principle from the very beginning of our country - indeed, it is our 'first freedom'.  President Donald Trump promised that he would make preserving and protecting our religious liberty the first priority of his administration." ....

I heard Him ask me    By Patsy Clairmont

I heard Him (the Lord) ask me, “Patsy, where does the light shine through?”    And I said, ‘Lord, the light shines through the cracks, through the broken places.’  He said, ‘That is how I am most manifested in your life – not so much by what you do well naturally, but by what I must accomplish in you supernaturally that others might know that I AM.’”


The next edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger will be December, 2018.    To submit your Christian event details go to:   http://sudburychristian.ca/styled/Submit%20Events/      

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